A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-07-13
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Romance of Happy Valley,' today. The film is written by Griffith, the same master hand of other films like 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Intolerance' and 'Way Down East.' Lillian Gish is the lead actress.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-07-31
Summary:

Today, Coronet Theatre is going to screen the famous 1922 Derby which was won by Captain Cuttle. The Theatre will also present two comedies, 'Her Unwilling Husband,' starring Blanche Sweet and 'Now or Never,' starring Harold Lloyd.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-14
Summary:

Yesterday, Coronet Theatre screened 'Way Down East' where it managed to get full houses in all the three performances. The longish sort of film is directed by D. W. Griffith and is being shown daily at 2:30, 5:30 and 9 o'clock. The film has a simple melodramatic plot but is being…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-18
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen the Griffith film entitled 'Way Down East' tonight and tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-20
Summary:

Coronet management has decided to screen Griffith's 'Way Down East' for three more days. Ministers of the gospel are being invited to attend as the management's guests.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-21
Summary:

Way Down East' will remain at the Coronet for today and tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-05
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre is screening for the first time today 'Homespun Folks' which exhibits all the walks of American rural life. Resembling 'Way Down East,' the film is drenched with varieties of human appeal.

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Headline: Homespun Folks'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-11
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening for the first time 'Homespun Folks' which highlights the beautiful landscape of rural American life. Appealing to human emotions, the picture becomes a rival to 'Way Down East.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-21
Summary:

All this week, Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Conquest' featuring Priscilla Dean. Some of the scenes of this film are comparable only to the great ice break scene in 'Way Down East.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-06-09
Summary:

While filming the drama 'Idol Dancer' in Jamaica, Griffith and his company sank in the water while they went out on a small streamer in search of a particular scene. But American seaplanes rescued them and their lives were saved. Tomorrow, Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Idol…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-18
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre is going to screen a Richard Bartholmess [sic] feature entitled 'Tol'able David.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-19
Summary:

Tolable [sic] David' is the screen version of Joseph Hergesheimer's novel and is closely watched by the critics. Hergesheimer wrote 'Tolable David' while he was living in the mountains of Virginia. The story portrays the real-life conditions of the mountain people and is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-22
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Tolable David' featuring Richard Bartholmess [sic]. The story originally appeared under Joseph Hergesheimer's signature in the Saturday Evening Post and the author lent his personal services to the production of the film.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-05
Summary:

Way Down East' is one of the few films that is being booked for return visits and will shortly return to Hongkong.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-06
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Orphans of the Storm' for the last time today. Then the theatre will show the 'revival' of 'Way Down East' from Friday to Sunday. As far as re-screening of films based on its popularity with the general public is concerned, Coronet…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-07
Summary:

The famous film 'Way Down East' is to be screened at the Coronet Theatre today. It will have a special run of three days and nights.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-10
Summary:

Coronet Theatre continues to screen 'Way Down East' which has exceeded all expectations of attendance. During the weekends, hundreds of people had to be turned away. Hence the management has decided to screen the film for two more days.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-15
Summary:

Tomorrow, Star Theatre will be screening a Griffith masterpiece entitled 'Way Down East' which attracted a huge audience at the Coronet Theatre on its recent return visit. The attraction for today only is Jack Pickford in 'Garrison's Finish.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-17
Summary:

Way Down East,' Griffith's masterpiece, enters upon the second and last day of its run at the Star Theatre today. The film which attracted a huge audience at the Coronet Theatre, features Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-21
Summary:

The run of 'Fools and Riches' finishes at the Grand Theatre tonight. This will be followed by the big Griffith picture 'Way Down East.' Constance Talmadge in 'Wedding Bells' and Harold Lloyd in 'Now or Never' are the attractions announced.